July 15 – October 5, 2013 / Artist Labs Residency
Furthering his interest in film and filmmaking as subject matter, Adrià Julià initiates a new project focusing on the relationship between the camera and the body for his Artist Labs Residency and Exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center. During an initial research phase, Julià investigates the effects and changes that cameras produce in the bodies that operate them. Moving past a consideration of the materiality and physicality of film as form, the artist addresses the somatic connection of filmmaking to the human figure. Working within layers of translation between the moving image, industrial design, and ergonomics, Julià’s work analogizes the structure and function of commercially produced cameras and the biomechanical systems of the body.
Adrià Julià, born in Barcelona and based in Los Angeles, is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses film, video and photographic installations. Julià’s work has been presented in nearly two-dozen solo exhibitions and over forty group exhibitions worldwide. Recently projects include Love. Destiny. Heroes., at Dan Gunn in Berlin, Notes on the Missing Oh at Project Art Centre in Dublin, We’re Everything to Each Other at Lanchester Gallery Projects in Coventry, UK, and Three Artists Walk into a Bar at De Appel Art Center in Amsterdam. Additionally, Julià has shown at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, Insa Art Space in Seoul and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. He was included in the Lyon Bennial, the 7a bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil and Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland.